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1 Smart Assembly Systems Objectives and Agenda Bob Tilove Technical Fellow, Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory, General Motors R&D Visiting Scientist, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, NIST

2 SAFETY PROTOCOL

3 Intelligence in Agile Mfg Systems Mechanical Systems, Sensors, Controls Mechanical Systems, Sensors, Controls Adaptive, automated, autonomousAdaptive, automated, autonomous Intelligent robotics, adaptive process control, etc.Intelligent robotics, adaptive process control, etc. People Systems and Decision Making People Systems and Decision Making Agility in context of unanticipated change. Reconfigurable.Agility in context of unanticipated change. Reconfigurable. Virtual Product/Process design and validationVirtual Product/Process design and validation Diagnostics and prognosticsDiagnostics and prognostics Enterprise analyticsEnterprise analytics

4 What is Smart Assembly? Is it Real? Or is it Virtual? Or is it a Hybrid? Virtual Factory Intelligent/Agile Equipment Eg: Cooperative Robots e-Enabled Optimized Real-time Manufacturing Eg: Predictive Maintenance Math-enabled Virtual Product/Process Design and Validation Eg. Virtual Launch

5 What If These Worlds Merged? Process Planning Product and Mfg Engineering Virtual Build Reviews Line Balancing Human Factors/Ergo Operation and Job Element Descriptions Virtual Training Operator/team leader led workplace optimization How could we leverage virtual capabilities in the plant? This is a very nice fly-through that you have shown me. When will I be able to use this on the plant floor to improve my operations? ( Paraphrased from GM Plant Manager)

6 What If These Worlds Merged? Equipment Design Layout Specifications Asset Tracking Performance Observed State I cant re-use 3-D layouts because they are obsolete soon after the equipment is installed (Paraphrased from GM Layout Engineer) How could we leverage real time data capabilities in engineering?

7 What If These Worlds Merged? Workcell Simulation Or, maybe even… This one is real This one is virtual

8 Smart Assembly Virtual Virtual Mfg Eng. & Validation: Math Tools & Processes Agile e-Mfg Flexible Mfg System Infrastructure: Hardware Tools& Processes e-Manufacturing: Real-time Optimized Manufacturing (m & M) Smart Assembly Space

9 Purpose Of Workshop To develop a (broad industry/academic) vision and to define the state of the art and needs in Smart Assembly. Smart Assembly refers to a next generation capability in assembly systems and technologies which integrate virtual and real-time methods in order to achieve dramatic improvements in productivity, lead-time, and agility for the design, engineering, validation, construction, installation, launch and operation of assembly processes and systems.

10 Scope (suggested…) In scope: Assembly processes and systems: putting parts/components together to make a product. Mfg Engineering and Mfg Operations activities: mfg process planning, design, engineering, validation, construction, installation, launch and operation of assembly processes and systems. Out of scope (despite importance!) Product design and modeling for assembly Big M manufacturing: enterprise analytics, supply chain, etc

11 Agenda – October 3 1:00Welcome: Dale Hall, Director, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, NIST 1:10 Workshop Objectives, Format and Agenda: Bob Tilove, Technical Fellow GMR&D and NIST Visiting Scientist) 1:30 Plenary Session What are some of the problems that you are facing that smart assembly might help to address? What are some examples of future scenarios enabled by smart assembly? 1:30-2:00 Bryan Dods, Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Research & Development; The Boeing Company 2:00-2:20Thomas Babin, Fellow of Technical Staff, Motorola 2:20-2:45Roland Menassa, Laboratory Group Manager, Agile Equipment and Processes, GM R&D Center What are the tough research problems (related to the design, engineering, validation, construction, installation, launch, and operation of assembly processes and systems) that must be solved to make smart assembly a reality? 2:45-3:15Jack Hu, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan 3:15Coffee Break

12 Agenda – October 3 3:40 Plenary Session - continued What are the tough implementation problems (infrastructure, standards) that must be solved to make smart assembly a reality? 3:40-4:10Charlie Gifford, Director Lean Production Management, GE/Fanuc Automation 4:10-4:40Mitch Vaughn, Chief Technology Officer, Production Management, UGS 4:40-5:10Bob Brown, CEO Advisor, DELMIA Corp What are the most promising models and opportunities for leveraging and collaboration to accelerate the development and implementation of smart assembly ? 5:10 – 5:40Jim Caie, VP of Consulting, ARC Advisory Group 5:40Wrap up and collection of Break-out Session Preferences – Bob Tilove 6:00Shuttle Bus to Hotel 6:30Reception, Hilton (Courtesy of USCAR) The plenary speakers have one view … we want to hear from everyone!!

13 Agenda – October 4 8:30Coffee 9:00Kickoff Breakout Sessions (Richard Neal) 9:15Breakout Sessions and Working Lunch Session 1: End User Perspective Session 2: Research Science Perspective Session 3: Infrastructure/Standards Perspective Session 4: Systems Integration and Deployment Perspective Pick up lunch between 11:30 – 12:00 2:00Reports from Breakout Sessions 3:40Wrap up – Dale Hall, Bob Tilove 4:00Adjourn

14 Breakout Sessions And Focus Questions Preference 1 = First Choice 2 = Second Choice 3 = Third Choice 4= Fourth Choice (please rank all 4) End User Perspective – This group will explore what needs to be done and why from the applications view. Research Science Perspective – From the standpoint of R&D, where are the missing links? What technology voids hinder realization of smart assembly? Infrastructure and Standards Perspective – What foundational tools are required to realize smart assembly? What standards are needed to enable interoperability and cost effectiveness? Systems Integration and Deployment – This group will explore pathways to successful development of smart assembly systems and broad deployment of those systems Break-out Section Preference Form You will find a form like this in your packet. Please complete it and return it to a facilitator before you leave today!!

15 Participants (Attendee List in Packet)

16 Special Thanks To.. For hosting, organizing, …. For reception


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